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Our Sports & Food Issue New UD Grid Coach Shows His Game Face Firefly Shines Bright Lights on Delaware Talking Craft Beer with Area Suds Sisters

FLIP OUT! Our passion for burgers inspires crazy creations

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Out & About Magazine Published each month by TSN Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Mailing & business address: 307 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

our staff Publisher Gerald duPhily • jduphily@tsnpub.com Contributing Editor Bob Yearick • ryearick@comcast.net Director of Publications Jim Hunter Miller • jmiller@tsnpub.com Director of Sales Marie Graham Poot • mgraham@tsnpub.com Creative/Production Manager Matthew Loeb • mloeb@tsnpub.com Art Director Shawna Sneath • ssneath@tsnpub.com Contributing Writers Matt Amis, Krista Connor, Ed Dwornik, Christine Facciolo, Mark Fields, Pam George, Robert Lhulier, Allan McKinley, J. Burke Morrison, John Murray, Larry Nagengast, Scott Pruden Contributing Photographers Joe del Tufo, Tim Hawk, Donnell Hill, Les Kipp, Tony Kukulich, Matt Urban Interns Sarah Coonin, Millard Adam Vaughn. Elnora Nesbitt Contributing Designer Tyler Mitchell Special Projects John Holton, Kelly Loeb

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41 Fat Tire Arrives

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11 By the Numbers

49 Beer Buzz

13 Worth Trying

Focus 19 Ready for Kick-Off New UD grid coach Dave Brock shows his game face. By Matt Amis

31 Building A Better Burger

15 Day Trippin’

LISTEN 58 Tuned In

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Our passion for burgers is inspiring crazy creations. And restaurants at all levels are buying in. By Pam George

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27 Places for the Game

43 Suds Sisters

35 5 Questions 37 Great Veggie Burgers

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38 Farmer & Chef South

Prominent women in the local craft beer industry talk favorite brews, surprises and more.

63 Film Reviews

By Krista Connor

39 Burger Battle Returns

66 Batter Up—Part II

50 Firefly Lights Up Delaware ON THE COVER: Kid Shelleen’s provided their tasty California burger for us to shoot on their deck. photo by Shawna Sneath

Images and impressions from the biggest outdoor rock concert in Delaware history. Photos by Joe del Tufo

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A writer/editor’s slightly snarky and relentless crusade to eliminate grammatical gaffes from our everyday communications

Compiled from the popular column in Out & About Magazine

THE WAR ON WORDS Wherein we attempt, however futilely, to correct some of the most common errors in English usage

Media Watch •From a review o the movie The Heat in (you guessed it) Spark: “She ostracizes hersel . . .” You can isolate yoursel or insulate yourself, but you cannot ostracize yourself. That is up to others. •A newscaster on WDEL and the error-prone Mike Barnicle on Morning Joe both recently told a guest, after introducing a subject: “Speak to that.” You speak to people or animals. You speak about subjects in the news. Somehow broadcasters have decided that this rather strange phrase sounds more professional than, say, “What are your thoughts on that?” Tack This One Up Tack and tact are often confused. Tack is a sailing term describing a change in course made by turning the vessel or sail. Some writers confuse this with the noun tact (diplomacy, discretion). This may be because it suggests an unrelated but similar term – “changing tactics.” For instance, “He decided to use a different tact (read: tack) to win her affections.” Department of Redundancies Dept. From another section o the aforementioned movie review: “. . . launting her accomplishments makes her a pariah on the force and her co-workers loathe working with her.” A pariah is “any person or animal that is generally despised or avoided.” Readers Write •First, a comment on the writing style employed in this column. In the June issue, I used this sentence: “The media loves it some prepositions.” In July, the word didja appeared in a boldface subhead. Both elicited emails from two different readers asking why this incorrect language had been allowed. I responded that the column is written in an informal style, so slang terms and colloquialisms occasionally appear. On relection, however, I decided that “The War on Words,” after all, is about correct use o the language, so intentional mistakes should not be allowed, even in an effort to convey either informality or humor. In the future, I will do my best to avoid using incorrect terms, and I trust, dear readers, that you will remind me i I should fail.

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•A reader recently spotted this online headline: “Miss Connecticut Takes the Reigns.” As she begins her reign, she is iguratively taking in hand the reins to her kingdom. •Hanns Derke, o Avondale, calls to our attention the current Ford TV spot that uses the phrase “wherever your destination takes you” (Which is also, he notes, “a favorite o airline light attendants upon landing”). Says Hanns: “Your destination does not take you. Rather, it is where you are taken by whatever means (car, plane, bus, etc.) you employ.” •Frequent contributor Larry Kerchner says when he logs onto the internet he’s often greeted by a pop-up ad with the heading “Whose been arrested in Wilmington!” While discounting the idea that there’s a criminal out there named Whose, Larry points out that the word should be Who’s. •Another reader laments the many “bright people” (her words) who “cannot deal with the past tense o drink (or sink, for that matter). Invariably the (incorrect) choice is drunk (or sunk) rather than the decidedly more attractive (and correct) choice, drank (or sank).” She adds that one o the all-time misuses o the past tense is in the movie title Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. •Jane Buck sent in this promotional message in which a Bear restaurant waxed lyrical: “Aw yes (That would be Ah yes, followed by a comma) it’s fun time! July is upon us and we’re in the throws (That would be throes) o summertime.”

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Things you absolutely need to know

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eared toward those who think embracing nature means watching Animal Planet, the “See You Outside Challenge” is part of a summer-long initiative to promote exploration of Delaware’s natural offerings. The program, lasting from May 10 through Nov. 5, was created by Delaware Greenways and The Nature Conservancy to remind Delawareans that experiencing nature is easy and convenient. Activities such as hiking, canoeing, sightseeing and outdoor concerts were chosen specifically for people of all ages and abilities in hopes of increasing their awareness of Delaware’s natural beauty, and gaining support in protecting it. “Why sit on your couch,” says Delaware Greenways Managing Director David Hunt, “when there is so much to do right outside your front door?” Completing one or more of 40 activities and taking a photo of the sites visited qualifies participants for a drawing to win a $500 Trail Creek Outfitters gift card, among other prizes. Find registration and additional information at www.syodelaware.org.

eals On Wheels has moved its sixth annual “Stock Up For Seniors” fundraiser to October to allow guests to beat the holiday rush on premium cookware items selling for up to 80 percent off. The sale will be held at the Emile Henry Warehouse in New Castle on Thursday, Oct. 10, beginning at 5:30 p.m. for VIP private shoppers and 6:30-9 p. m. for general admission shoppers. Refreshments, desserts and healthy holiday cooking demonstrations will be provided throughout the evening. This year’s pre-sale VIP tickets will go on sale online at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, for $100 each. General admission tickets will be on sale Monday, Aug. 5, for $25 and $30 at the door. For additional information and ticket sales, visit www.mealsonwheelsde.org.

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he Under the Stars Rooftop Movie Series continues this month with a spotlight on Steven Spielberg films from the ‘80s. Sponsored by The Kenny Family Foundation, owners of ShopRite, the series is held each Tuesday night on the rooftop of ShopRite on South Walnut Street. Doors open at 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. The series started in July and will continue until Sept. 17. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Tickets are $6 a person and $3 for children 12 years and under. See the Facebook page: www.facebook. com/UnderTheStarsRooftopMovies for more information.

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Worth Trying Random suggestions from our staff and readers

Cream of the Crop

Uniquely Greek’s O.M.G. Salsa Cheese Dip

Those on the other side of the Delaware Memorial Bridge like to boast that South Jersey is home for the best sweet corn and tomatoes. Those of us within driving distance of SIW Vegetables (better known to locals as HG’s) will beg to differ. Located along historic Route 100 just south of Chadds Ford, Pa., SIW produces 30 types of fruits and vegetables—from heirloom tomatoes to candy onions. It’s all grown across the street on HG Haskell III’s 60-acre Hill Girt Farm, land purchased by his grandfather in 1910. Many will swear HG’s sweet corn is the best they’ve ever tasted. I’m one of those believers. But don’t take my word for it, taste for yourself. SIW Vegetables is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., seven days a week, June— November. siw-vegetables.blogspot.com.

It might sound like the curious concoction of an experimenting 10-year-old kid. Who else would consider mixing jalapenos, cumin and tomato paste into a vinegar-based dip of feta and cream cheeses? Meet the sister-and-brother team of Jessica and Jon Gill (both adults). Right over the border in Boothwyn, Pa., the Gills have infused that kind of creative thinking into their line of Uniquely Greek spreads since 2010. In addition to being locallymade, gluten-free and hormone-free, this O.M.G. party dip is, as the name implies, worthy of a shout.

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—Jim Miller, Director of Publications

Café Palermo’s Gnocchi

An Easy Choice

Café Palermo, tucked away in the Home Depot Shopping Center on Miller Road. in Wilmington, serves authentic Italian food. My favorite dish there is the gnocchi with one of the homemade sauces. I usually get the Bolognese or Sorrento sauce but the Alla Principessa and vodka sauces are delicious as well. (The veal is excellent too!)

I thought I had tried every restaurant, café, and fast food eatery on Main Street in Newark until I discovered Over Easy Cafe. I’m a sucker for brunch food and what’s even better is it felt like I was eating in my very own living room. The cozy atmosphere has the look and feel of eating comfortably in your own home with a mix of couches to long tables to hammock-inspired seats. The menu is robust, with breakfast, lunch and dinner offered. Everything is made to order and delivered to your seat on a tray…now that’s easy. (215 E Main St, Newark; 525-6151)

— Sarah Coonin, UD student & O&A intern

— Kevin Varrasse, co-owner, Bachetti Brothers

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traversing JIM THORPE, PA. By Krista Connor

ith a shrill wail, the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway train lurched from the station for an hour tour through heatdrenched coal country. Figures on the platform became a slew of khaki shorts, t-shirts and sunglasses. The clock tower and Gothic Revivalstyle churches, their gargoyles lurking openmouthed in the shadows, gave way to the Pocono Mountains, which quickly engulfed the town like images from a child’s pop-up picture book. The scene was a mash-up of sophisticated Victorian and Wild West. Blend that with the extravagant recklessness of the 1920s, and you’ve got the eclectic town of Jim Thorpe, just two hours from Wilmington. As the train rolled through the country, I heard “Darling, darling—yoo-hoo!” I glanced out of my window and a few rows back my sister, Leilah, had stuck her head out, waving and calling to me. She was impersonating the flappers who once flocked to the town, which was the country’s second-most popular tourist attraction in the early 20th century, next only to Niagara Falls,

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Occult shops, such as the Emporium of Curious Goods, along with eccentric oddities packed into bookstores and gift shops, left an unnamable vibe hovering over everything as I walked the winding streets. “Welcome to Jim Thorpe,” an old man on a bench said. He had presumably been lost in a book, and didn’t even look up at me when he spoke. Above town loomed the Packer mansions, homes to the founder of the Lehigh Valley Railroad and Lehigh University, Asa Packer, and his son, Harry. They were housed side-by-side and separated by a wrought iron fence. Asa’s mansion has been a museum since the 1950s, and Harry’s is a bed and breakfast that also hosts weekly Murder Mystery Weekends. Asa, who our mountain friend Jack described as “the Bill Gates of the 1870s,” was the richest man in Pennsylvania and one of the wealthiest in the country. Besides its ample history and gorgeous architecture, the area offers attractions for outdoorsy types: white water rafting, kayaking, hiking, biking and nearby Glen Onoko Falls at Lehigh Gorge State Park. All contribute to the primary industry: tourism. But as the town’s historical society recommends in a quote from Aristotle, “If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development.” Jim Thorpe was originally named Mauch Chunk, and founded in 1818 by early anthracite coal pioneer Josiah White. The name derived from the native Lenape term “bear mountain”—one of the mountains allegedly resembles a sleeping bear when viewed from higher ground. In the same year, White founded the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company, and the area became a coal-mining and shipping hub, initially through intricate canal systems, and later through Packer’s railroad—the first one of significance in America. In 1827, the first of the area’s many railroads was the Switch Back, a gravity railroad that delivered coal almost nine miles downhill from a nearby town and into the Lehigh Canal. Coal, and its transportation, helped fuel the Industrial Revolution and brought massive amounts of wealth to Mauch Chunk. It allegedly enticed 13 millionaires to live in town, although proof of their names or existence cannot be found. Forty years later, after steam locomotion had taken over, the Switch Back fell into disuse, eventually becoming a major tourist attraction. For 50 cents a ride, thrill-seekers from around the country could swoop downhill at 65 miles per hour. “Imagine. Walt Whitman rode this thing, wrote poems about it,” Jack said, showing us the wooded pathway, all that’s left of the Switch Back. “Thomas Edison was on it, and they asked him if they could improve it in any way. He said, ‘No, it’s a marvel of engineering.’”

While tourists and the wealthy flocked to the area, the coal miners themselves were treated poorly. The Molly Maguires had formed a union to gain better treatment, but in 1876 some members were accused of arson, murder and other crimes, and a series of sensational arrests and hangings took place in Mauch Chunk. The most popular tale, told to me by the food vendor, is of one member, who, the night before his hanging, slapped a muddy handprint on the prison wall and said it would remain forever as a testament of his innocence. To this day, despite attempts to remove it, the supposed same handprint remains. Tours are available for the curious to take a look. By the mid-20th century, oil began to replace coal as the country’s primary fuel, but the town had already been in a “deep economic funk,” the librarian told me. “People in the ’50s were trying to find ways to resurrect it. They had a big movement to do that, and right at the same time (in 1953) the athlete and Olympic gold medalist Jim Thorpe died.” Thorpe, a Native American, had never stepped foot into Mauch Chunk, but the wife of the Oklahoman couldn’t get his state or tribe to erect a memorial in his honor, so she looked for other options. She heard about Mauch Chunk and its desperation to resurrect itself. “She approached the town, they made a deal, the town got the body, we did a memorial, and changed the name of the town,” the librarian said. It was hoped the name change would bring back tourism, but it didn’t. “And then,” she told me, “about five years ago, some of his sons decided it was wrong for him to be here, that he should be back on the reservation in Oklahoma, and they started a suit. This thing has dragged out for one reason or another. The son that started it died, other sons picked it up, and right now the judge ruled that they have a legitimate claim to the body, basically, but the town is going to fight that legally.” Another librarian added that she doesn’t think the change will take place. Other locals, like Jack, seemed indifferent to the controversy, and with a shrug agreed that the name probably won’t change. But it’s clear that no external sources, like the corpse of a worldrenowned athlete, or even million-dollar enterprises such as coal and railroads, could provide what the area so effortlessly offers, and what brought the town back to its feet a few decades ago. Just climb to the top of a secluded waterfall at Glen Onoko; gaze out at the valley from the century-old Flagstaff Ballroom yard, hundreds of feet above town, or give a jovial toast at the Molly Maguires Pub. I think you’ll know what I mean.

Author’s note: My companions and I—Leilah, her boyfriend Jimmy, our brother Nathan, and his fiancée Rebecca—camped at Mauch Chunk Lake Park, just a few minutes from town. The campground caters to the family crowd, but with its picturesque lake, hiking, friendly staff, and good vibe, it’s a cool place for all. For more info, visit www.carboncounty.com/park. AUGUST 2013 | OutAndAbOutNow.com

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How are you settling in so far? How have your first few months on the job been? DB: Everything’s been going really well. I was very pleased with spring practice. I thought it was as good as we could do with the number of guys we had out. The guys in practice did a terrific job learning the system, running around and giving us a great effort and enthusiasm. When we were off to recruit in the spring, the reception’s been unbelievable. People are really excited about the University of Delaware football program. Now we’re just into preparation for the season, and that’s going very well. You’ve had a chance to see the team in spring practice. What are your thoughts on the talent you’ve inherited? DB: I’m excited. I think we’ve got some guys who can do certain things so that we can do things on both sides of the ball. I think training camp will be much more telling. The reality is, between the newcomers and guys who didn’t practice in the spring, we’ll have somewhere between 35-45 players practice for the first time August 2. That’s a pretty significant number, and a little unusual. Those guys who didn’t practice, they had some film, they’ve played here in the past to gauge what we’re doing. But it’s good—I think we’re going to have a good club. Some fans were critical of the UD offense in the last couple of years, saying it was too predictable. You’ve been offensive coordinator at several schools. What kind of offense will you be running? DB: I’m not going to live in the past—I can’t worry about that. For us, what we’re going to try to do is make sure the right people are touching the ball the right number of times. You have a dynamic tailback in Andrew Pierce, and he’s a proven commodity, statistically and otherwise. A winner. You want to put the ball in his hands and make sure he has an opportunity to impact the game. I think we’ve got a real solid group of tight ends, and that we’ll be able to do things with multiple tight end sets that might be a little bit different. We can change that up because they’re skilled guys, and versatile. We have a solid receiving corps. I think overall we’ll be more aggressive—whatever that means. We’ll take a few more shots down the field. The thing with aggressiveness, if you don’t catch the pass, they’re just aggressive incompletions. The thing people don’t understand is aggressive play-calling is all about execution. I want the kids to play with great energy, with great passion. And one of the things I think that causes that is when they know they’re going to get their opportunities. We’re going to very much have an attack mentality on all three phases of the game. I have no doubt there will be some bumps in the road because there always are. But that’s how we’re going to train the players, and get them to believe in. I think we’ll see some dividends from it. Even though you’re inheriting a ton of talent, the team had its struggles last year. Do you feel there will be added pressure on you to turn things around? DB: You always put pressure on yourself to be successful. When you have the opportunity to get a job at the University of Delaware, you’re going to have that pressure on yourself. You can’t really ►

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worry about the outside factors. You want to win. And you want to put a great product, a great team on the field—one that the fan base, the state of Delaware, the football alums, and all the people who love Delaware football can be proud of. I don’t know if that necessarily equates to pressure. I just think that you work really hard and do your very best. Try to convince the players that this is the right way to do it. And when you win, there’s always enough credit to go around.

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GENO’S TOP 10 NFL PREDICTIONS Football season will be here before you know it, kids. Thankfully, we caught up with Delaware native and funny guy Geno Bisconte between comedy shows in New York City, where he now lives. So from the mouth that gets louder as the night gets longer, here are 10 bold predictions that will help guide you through that water cooler chatter until the return of Geno’s Picks online.

1) Chip Kelly hasn’t named the new starting Eagles QB yet because it’s not his call. The better the offensive line plays as a unit, the more likely the Eagles will be able to use pocket passer Nick Foles. So you can chirp at Chip Kelly for a decision all you want, but the fact is – just like last year when Andy Reid was head coach – the Eagles QB position is going to be decided by men weighing about 1000 pounds.

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2) Tony Romo deserves better. Bill Callahan hasn’t been in football in over a decade and now he’ll run the Dallas offense? Maybe they should have dug up Shakespeare, because neither one has written any new plays in well over 10 years.

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3) The Seahawks win the NFC West as long as Russell Wilson stays healthy . . . The backups in Seattle are now uber-washouts Brady Quinn and Tavaris Jackson. Much like Reggie Jackson, Tavaris should also be called Mr. October because that’s the month people most likely will be screaming for him to leave the stadium. 4) …and the Brady Quinn experiment has officially failed. The guy couldn’t get ahead of Tim Tebow in Denver and before that he was the forgotten man for three seasons in Cleveland. I’m not saying he was buried on the Browns’ depth chart, but the only people in Cleveland who saw less daylight than Quinn from 2007 to 2009 were the three women in Ariel Castro’s basement. 5) Colin Kaepernick’s attitude is going to be a problem. You know who would never be caught in another team’s headgear? Joe Flacco. But then again, unlike Colin’s 49er hat, Flacco’s says “Super Bowl Champions” on it. You won’t find those words anywhere on Kaepernick’s hat or body, which is covered in more meaningless ink than Kim Kardashian’s marriage license.

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6) The Patriots walk away with the AFC East again. The Jets are collapsing; the Dolphins are rebuilding; and the Bills are so bad they play a home game every year in Toronto. Instead of Canada they should play in Saigon, Vietnam, because that’s the only other city linked to a more tragic draft.

8) The AFC West is Denver’s to lose—and they won’t. Manning the Elder will win at least a dozen games this year, courtesy of the fact that the Broncos play half a dozen of them against AFC West Division opponents KC, Oakland and San Diego, making Denver’s schedule softer than aerosol cheese. 9) It’s time to close the book on Mark Sanchez. Mark Sanchez’s only NFL legacy is the invention of the term Butt Fumble. He is so bad he’s moved to playing with his head up other people’s asses. 10) NFL players are going to continue to get arrested The difference between a regular guy and an NFL player in the Average Joe’s favor is that when “something goes off” at a strip club after midnight, it’s usually not a gun. Geno Bisconte hosts QUIIZO at Klondike Kates’s every Tuesday night starting at 9:30pm.

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7) Alex Smith is not the answer in Kansas City. Unless the question was: “Do you think we can replace the colossal bust Matt Cassell with a slightly lesser one?” Alex Smith has been given more chances by the NFL than Steve Howe was by MLB. In both cases the results were the same: All either one did was blow.

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FOCUS JAMES STREET TAVERN 2 S. James St., Newark; 998-6903 www.jamesstreettavern.com Number of TVs: 7 Beers on Tap: 12 Bottled Beers: 20+

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FOCUS TIMOTHY’S OF NEWARK 100 Creek View Rd., Newark; 738-9915 www.timothysofnewark.com

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The Basic Burgers in Delaware have been a big draw for decades. The Charcoal Pit, which opened in 1956, is the stuff of travel guides. Its retro building is a Route 202 landmark. Manager Frank Kurcharski, who started as a dishwasher at the “Pit” in 1969, has never grown tired of the “Pit Special,” a grilled burger topped with iceberg lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle chips. On the side: a crimped paper cup of reddish relish, made in house. It’s the place to go for a shake served with nostalgia, says burger-lover Darren Wright. Jake’s Wayback Burgers capitalized on the basic burger’s classic appeal when it opened in 1991 on Rt. 273 in Newark. The restaurant gained fame by using fresh ground beef cooked to order, not frozen patties. Today the chain has locations in 16 states, including Oregon, Indiana, and Florida. The Next Level The Deer Park Tavern eases diners into the next category. Burgers get larger, beefier and more elaborate. Diners can order the half-pound burger with their choice of toppings, including blue cheese, jalapeño, salsa, béarnaise sauce and bacon. The Newark landmark also offers a Kobe burger, topped with sautéed onions, portabella mushrooms and béarnaise sauce. Union City Grille in Wilmington’s Little Italy has been wowing customers with its Angus burger, which is topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and fries—you pick the cheese. Wright opts for Gorgonzola and bacon, and you’re likely to spot him at UCG on Mondays, when burgers are half-price at the bar. Initially a purist about maintaining an Italian-influenced menu, Dan Butler at Piccolina Toscana in Trolley Square now features the “Toscana Burger” at lunch, a juicy patty seasoned with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Toppings include bacon and mozzarella. Want American cheese? You’re out of luck. “But we have plenty of

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other cheeses or optional toppings,” says Executive Chef Robbie Jester. In restaurants with higher price points, the burger was often relegated to the tavern area. Even though it made some sense to offer a burger in the dining room at Sullivan’s Steakhouse in North Wilmington, Bill White, the general manager, was once skeptical. No longer. “We’re seeing a lot of traffic with them, especially when we moved them to the main menu,” he says. Harry’s Savoy Grill, a fine dining fixture in North Wilmington, features a burger made with beef from a Unionville Farm. It’s dressed with oven-roasted tomato-pancetta jam, romaine, and fontina cheese. Brandywine Prime Seafood & Chops, another steak spot, also builds an impressive burger—enough to win a Best of Philly award from Philadelphia Magazine. Now dubbed the Best of Philly BP Prime Burger, it boasts caramelized onions, mushrooms and jack cheese. These burgers get a boost from the quality ingredients, and if you want flavor, you often need fat. Sullivan’s, for instance, makes its eight-ounce patties with ground chuck and short rib meat. “It has a better mouth feel,” says Executive Chef Tim Baker of the cuts. The onions are caramelized in bacon fat, and it’s topped with Gruyere cheese and slathered with Dijon mustard sauce. At Cromwell’s American Tavern and Taqueria in Greenville, all five burgers are made with Angus beef, which is the base of a good burger, says owner Pat Nylon. He recalls the burger he ordered in Colorado that was appealing on the menu, but strip away the trimmings and it was just a pedestrian patty. Cromwell’s blends tavern with taqueira with the “Montchanin,” which includes green chile salsa, jalapeno peppers, jack cheese and fresh cilantro. As for the bun, you’d be hardpressed to find an upscale burger these days that’s not on brioche. Credit its firm texture, which can stand up to a stack of toppings, and its “rich, egg-y goodness,” Butler says. ►

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FAR OUT & FANCIFUL The burger is increasingly getting tweaked to an amazing degree. For one, it’s no longer limited to regular beef. There are tuna “burgers,” bison burgers and turkey burgers. At Brandywine Prime in Chadds Ford, Chef Jason Barrowcliff mixes ground turkey meat with whole-grain mustard, spices and Worcestershire sauce and tops it with sauerkraut and house-made French dressing. Owner Dan Butler, who’s been eating out frequently since he’s building a new house, is a fan. “It was amazing,” he says of Barrowcliff’s recipe. “We liked it so much we had to get another one that same week.” Burgers of all types are keeping some interesting company. By now Ulysses American Gastropub in North Wilmington has replaced its Mile High burger—a beer-battered eight-ounce burger with Velveeta cheese, BBQ pulled pork, a fried egg and tomato-bacon jam—with the “Leopold,” an eight-ounce burger with porter cheddar cheese, Irish bacon, bangers (sausages), foie gras butter, a fried tomato and a fried egg. (Leopold Bloom is the main character in Irish author James Joyce’s book Ulysses.) The fried egg has become as common a topping as cheese. Bite into the yolk and you gain both a sauce and a boost of moisture. “The yolk melts into the burger,” says Alex Shimpeno, executive chef at Ulysses.

Speaking of eggs, Deer Park married two trends—creative burgers and locavore cuisine—with its recently introduced “Farmhouse” burger: dry-aged Angus beef from Herman’s Meat Market in Newark, topped with a fried egg from Bayberry Farms in Middletown, Kennett Square mushrooms, Vermont Cabot cheddar, and applewood-smoked bacon. “It’s going like crazy,” says Jeremy Hughes, director of hospitality for the Ashby Hospitality Group, which owns the restaurant. At Cantwell’s Tavern, another restaurant in the group’s collection, the breakfast burger has egg, scrapple and cheese. “It sells well,” Hughes says. In addition to its own themed burgers, Kid Shelleen’s lets diners get creative; they can put together their own burger with a host of toppings. Co-owner Xavier Teixido is fond of brie, bibb lettuce, Grey Poupon and mushrooms. Shimpeno thinks the burger trend has yet to peak, and attendees at the Wilmington Burger Battle on Aug. 24 can witness the innovative creations for themselves. (See story, page 39.) For chefs, the basic burger—meat, bread and possibly cheese—is “a canvas,” says Shimpeno, who plans to make “Bambi” burgers with venison for the contest. “You simply build off of that.”

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A NIGHT OUT IN SPAIN As Olé Tapas gets set to celebrate its fifth annivearsary, owner Manuel Aguinaga talks Spanish cuisine By Krista Connor

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anuel Aguinaga, owner of Olé Tapas Lounge & Restaurant and Café Olé, both in Newark, moved from Ecuador, earned a business degree and pursued a culinary career in Delaware after he

realized there weren’t many establishments in the First State that offered authentic Spanish cuisine. Aguinaga believed that a restaurant centered on tapas—Spanish

appetizers and snacks—would prove popular. The bite-sized food allows guests to enjoy and share fine Spanish cuisine while focusing mainly on interaction and conversation. His instincts proved correct. Olé Tapas, opened in 2008, was so successful that Aguinaga was able to open Café Olé last year. Next month, Olé Tapas’ fifth anniversary celebration will include an “Olé Goes to Barcelona” wine dinner, complete with a cochinillo—a whole roasted suckling pig. O&A recently talked with Aguinaga about tapas misconceptions and the dining experience at his restaurants. What’s the most common misconception guests have about tapas? MA: Shortly after Olé opened, we hosted a bachelor party that misinterpreted a “tapas” bar for a “topless” bar. After the initial disappointment had vanished, the gentlemen were quite pleased with our food and service. A common misunderstanding relates to the type of food we serve. Occasionally someone will walk in and ask if we have fish tacos or what enchiladas are available. After clarifying the Spanish nature of the restaurant, we can usually get them to stay to try—and enjoy!—something new and unique.

Tapas had a flare in popularity a few years ago that seems to be going strong. Why do you think that is? MA: I credit the rising popularity of tapasstyle dining to the experience itself. Tapas promote sharing, which induces conversation over a variety of delectable foods. The idea of sampling several different dishes rather than being confined to an individualized entrée is also novel and enjoyable to many diners. How does the dining experience at Olé Tapas differ from other area restaurants? MA: We strive to produce a truly authentic experience for our guests. From the food and drinks we make to the friendly service

we provide, our aim is to deliver a cultural experience reminiscent of a night out in Spain. A knowledgeable, friendly and teamoriented staff is at the forefront of our professional service and culinary intuition. Which menu item best represents what you aim to accomplish at Olé Tapas? MA: With such a wide variety of choices, it’s difficult to pick a specific tapa that epitomizes the Olé experience. Our pièce de résistance would have to be our renowned paellas, filled with saffron-infused rice, organic veggies and various meats and seafood, prepared according to the diner’s preference. Another mouthwatering entrée is the Parrillada Argentina. Overflowing with flank steak, chicken breast, pork loin, three types of chorizo and roasted veggies, this dish is heavenly to any meat lover. Popular tapa selections include our stewed lentejas (lentils), garlic-sautéed gambas (shrimp), and tasty albondigas (lamb meatballs). You recently opened a second restaurant on Main Street in Newark. How is that location different from the original? MA: At Cafe Olé, our goal is to serve Americanized tapas catered to the university community. Expedited preparation and service allow for a relaxed dining experience that still holds true to the Spanish ideal. When you aren’t working, where do you enjoy dining out? MA: I enjoy any restaurant that is familyfriendly and provides a pleasant atmosphere. A personal favorite is Alma de Cuba in Philadelphia. Don’t miss the Ceviche Festival from July 26 to Aug. 4, when traditional ceviches, including shrimp, scallops, lobster, crab and more will be served at both restaurants. Next month also kicks off the “Passport Promotion”: From August through December, loyal customers will receive points for each visit to Olé and Café Olé. AUGUST 2013 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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The Triple Triple Burger from Jake’s Wayback Burgers is a classic. It contains nine—count ‘em, nine!—patties, nine pieces of American cheese, lettuce and tomato, all for $14.99. Jake’s Wayback Burgers, which originated in Newark in 1991 at its Rt. 273 location, has expanded to more than 69 restaurants across the country, including four on the West Coast. Are you up for The King Feast of all Burgers? That’s what 2 Fat Guys call their $13.99 burger. Served at the 2 Fat Guys American Grills in Hockessin and Greenville, it consists of one full pound of beef split between a Kaiser roll, with lettuce, tomato, red onions, pickles, American cheese and Jack cheese. At Chelsea Tavern on North Market Street they make a burger with the daunting name of The Dirty. And no wonder. Here are the ingredients: a beerbattered beef patty; crispy scrapple; fried egg; American cheese; Chelsea “secret sauce”—all on a fresh-baked brioche. This special breakfast burger is $15. —O&A

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BATTLING BURGERS IN WILMINGTON More than 20 restaurants meet to settle the beef

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he battle rages on as some of Delaware’s top restaurants turn up the heat and fire up the grill for the second annual Wilmington Burger Battle. This year’s throw-down is scheduled for high noon Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Twin Lakes Brewing Company in Greenville. The competition offers restaurants the opportunity to fight for grill master glory and bragging rights for the best hamburger in show. Between 20 and 30 restaurants enter the culinary arena, but only a handful will emerge from the carnage. The battle is also a charitable event presented by the Kenny Family Foundation and benefits the Ministry of Caring’s Emmanuel Dining Room, which offers free and nutritious meals to those in need in Wilmington and New Castle. The 2012 skirmish brought together more than 15 local restaurants, attracted 400 spectators, and raised about $4,000 to help feed the hungry in Delaware. This year the Kenny Family Foundation is hoping to double that figure. The 20-plus participating eateries will compete head-tohead for Best Burger, Best Alternative Burger, and the People’s Choice Burger. Judging will be in the hands of well-known Delaware personalities as well as attendees, who, in addition to sampling the award-winning hamburgers, can expect to indulge in beer tastings and live music. Some of Delaware’s favorite restaurants are scheduled to participate, including 2 Fat Guys, Union City Grille, Catherine

Rooney’s, Ernest & Scott Taproom, Home Grown Café, Restaurant 55 and more. Matthew Curtis, chef and owner of Union City Grille, is the co-founder of the Wilmington Burger Battle. He originally envisioned it as a small backyard-style cookout, but the event quickly took on a life of its own and grew into a full-blown contest. In addition to founding the event, Curtis also steps into the ring as a competitor. “It was fun,” he says. “It was enjoyable to see everything that you spent all those hours working on culminating into an event that turned out to be a huge success.” He says the Wilmington Burger Battle brings a lot of notoriety to Delaware restaurants. “We had Philadelphia talking about us,” he says. “There is a burger club in Philadelphia that came down last year and they had really high marks for our event. For a market like Philadelphia to be talking about Wilmington, Delaware, in such a positive light is pretty neat.” Whether you’re hungry for competition or just plain hungry, the Wilmington Burger Battle is sure to leave you fully satisfied. For more info and tickets visit wilmingtonburgerbattle.com.

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ou’ve probably heard the name. Now you’ll get to know the beer. Colorado’s New Belgium Brewing, the nation’s third largest craft brewery by sales volume, is officially entering the Delaware market. Select styles will be available in stores and bars by mid August. New Belgium, widely known for its Fat Tire ale, was an early pioneer of Belgian-style craft beers in America. Inspired by a beerfueled cycling trip through Belgium in 1989, owners Jeff Lebesch and Kim Jordan have since become a force in the craft beer industry. Their Belgian styles receive regular praise as being close approximations of authentic Abbey ale. The brewery will launch Delaware operations by focusing on select 22-oz. bottles, with plans for expanding into traditional bottles, cans and draft beers thereafter. The launch makes Delaware the brewery’s 33rd state of distribution. New Belgium hopes to land in all 50 states by 2018. “We’re excited to be coming to Delaware,” says Brian Krueger, sales co-pilot for New Belgium. “Delaware’s known for having a great beer scene, and we hope to be a part of that.” Despite its size and overall popularity in the American craft brewing scene, the brewery has been relatively slow to solidify its East Coast presence. It’s also distributing in nearby Maryland, with an eye toward Pennsylvania and the remaining East Coast. “It’s kind of a big deal that they’re just now coming to Delaware,” says John Leyh, Craft and Specialty Brand development manager for

NKS Distributors, the company that will handle Delaware distribution. “We’ve had them on our radar for several years now as something we’ve wanted to pursue. “ Customers have been routinely asking for New Belgium at area bars and restaurants for many years, according to Leyh. “Stores are very excited about this,” he says. “People know this brand very well. If you wanted to get your hands on it though, you had to go to another state. Now it will be much more accessible.” New Belgium has deliberately focused on small, incremental—but sustainable—growth. Similarly sized breweries such as Sierra Nevada and Stone have been established in the Mid-Atlantic area for several years. “We’ve tried to focus on patient, balanced growth,” Krueger says. “The last thing we want is to open a new market without the capacity to fulfill that market.” New Belgium is now poised to enter a phase of aggressive growth, with plans to bring a new production facility online in 2015 in Asheville, N.C. The company will begin offering some of its core styles—Fat Tire, Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA and Trippel—as well as its highly rated Lips of Faith series. “Delaware fits in perfectly with where we’re trying to go on the East Coast,” Krueger says. “We think this is a great move, and we can’t wait to get started.”

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eer for him, wine for her” is a heavilymarketed cliché that is rapidly dissolving. The craft beer movement has attracted a growing number of female craft brewers, drinkers, brewery owners, lab staff, marketers and sales personnel. But what may come as a surprise in a still maleinfluenced industry is that for centuries, women were at the forefront of brewing beer and running taverns, whether in Europe during the Medieval ages or as far back as ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt and Peru, to name a few. In fact, in Greek culture, beer was viewed as effeminate, and wine was “a man’s drink.” Women brewers traditionally held the title of “brewster” and “alewife,” while “brewer” was reserved for the small number of beer-brewing men. But by around 1600, brewing became a commercial enterprise, and men began dominating the industry. In Delaware, during the 1800s and 1900s, several female “brewsters” took over their husbands’ breweries after their deaths. Among them were Johanna Stoeckle of Joseph Stoeckle Brewing Company, Mary Schaefer of Schaefer Weiss Beer Brewery, and Magdelena Eisenmenger of Bavarian Brewery, according to John Medkeff, an expert on Delaware’s brewing history. O&A recently talked with women in the local craft beer industry to get their take on a movement that began just a little more than three decades ago. ►

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Why have craft beers attracted more women drinkers? Anna Lewis, bartender, Two Stones Pub: I think more women are simply being exposed to craft beer and are realizing that the limitless styles and flavors appeal to all palates. Also, beer guts are sexy on everyone! Jessica Doyen, assistant brewer, Twin Lakes Brewing Company: It’s definitely more readily available in liquor stores, with so many craft breweries popping up. For me, it’s all about the flavor. It’s fun to go shopping and seek out stuff you’ve never tried. Most of my friends are all beer snobs and do the same thing. More flavor, more options, more drinkers. Lindsey Timberman, co-founder of the website Delaware Hop Scene: Delaware Craft Beer News Source: Many of them may have been influenced by their significant other to try it, but the breweries are doing an absolutely amazing job of keeping them on as a fan once they venture into craft beer. I think breweries like Dogfish and Southern Tier, for instance, are attracting more women with their unique use of ingredients and flavors. I also think the introduction of beer and cheese or chocolate tastings and beer dinners are helping more women wade through the beers that they love and the beers they may not. I’ve heard so many times, “Oh, I don’t like beer,” but with so many different styles, there’s bound to be one for everyone. Many women I know who were always into wine or spirits are really giving beer a chance and finding the style that works for them and running with it. As a female who has loved craft beer for about as long as I’ve legally been able to drink, it is absolutely awesome to see the increase of women at beer events and beer bars over the last several years.

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Jessica Doyen: Everyone wants to do it, and so many people are home brewers. I had no idea. Almost half of my friends home brew, but it never hit me that they are not the only ones. Lindsey Timberman: One of the coolest things I’ve learned in the craft beer industry is how friendly and how almost like a family it is. Getting to know a lot of brewers and craft-beer related business owners, it’s been very cool to hear how they all really help each other out. I’ve heard some pretty neat stories, and ones that I know in many other industries just wouldn’t happen.

Why have you chosen to work in the beer industry? Jessica Doyen: I have a dream job. After all, the reward is beer.

Anna Lewis: I have a true passion for craft beer. I love expanding my knowledge about beer and being able to try all the new brews is also a perk. The beer industry goes hand in hand with food, and pairing sweet and savory foods with the appropriate beer is both intriguing and enjoyable. Pairing the right beer with a dish can truly enhance the flavor of the dish and the overall experience.

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hink back to your first music festival. OK, now, hold that smile and if you are a parent consider your response to this question: Dad, Mom, I really want to go to Firefly. Ple-e-e-e-a-s-s-e! Still smiling? So it was not until after weeks of deliberation, negotiation and no small dose of consternation, that four sets of parents agreed to reward their recent high school graduates with VIP tickets to the biggest music event in Delaware history—Firefly. Not a bad score for your first music festival. Ground rules were laid, a one-day visit (no overnight) was the compromise, and a final warning was issued: YouTube sees everything! Following is what my daughter (Sophie duPhily) and her three good friends (Meghan Cobb, Logan Tydryszewski and C.J. Lowe) saw—and heard—at Firefly 2013.

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CJ: A man holding and talking to a blow-up dinosaur like it was a person. Logan: I was sitting down listening to the Avett Brothers and I saw these two people start to make out in the middle of Firefly, and I just got up and ran away. Meghan: A life-size cardboard cut-out of Queen Elizabeth.

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Sophie: “I dragged this passed out girl out of the crowd and I think she is having a seizure.” Meghan: “Can Firefly last all summer?” Logan: All the fans singing for their bands that they loved. ►

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CJ: When I was interviewed by Vice Magazine. Sophie: Even though I’m not a huge Red Hot Chili Peppers fan, seeing the ridiculous amount of people in the crowd at night was a crazy experience. Logan: When Django Django started to play Default I freaked out and started going crazy. It was the first song I heard all day that I was looking forward to. Meghan: Dancing with thousands of people to Calvin Harris.

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CJ: It would have to be Calvin Harris, because their performance was nothing that I would have ever expected—it was energetic. Sophie: The Joy Formidable was the best show I saw. It was on one of the smaller stages, but I really like their songs and they did an awesome job of getting the crowd excited. Logan: The Joy Formidable because they had great energy on stage and just sounded amazing. She also reminded me of my sixth grade teacher, Ms. Maloney. Meghan: Calvin Harris. Awesome lighting and unbelievable music that had everyone going crazy.

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full a show as I can with only my two hands and my voice, and I certainly didn’t expect to advance, especially against such worthy adversaries as RKVC,” he says. Despite torrential downpours, June 13 was one of the most-attended nights so far, with Kind of Creatures defeating WaveRadio, who Kind of Creatures members describe as “worthy opponents.” Vocalist and guitarist Grace Vonderkuhn says of the show, “It felt good to win, but the best part was seeing people support local music.” ►

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Although Splashing Pearls received more nominations this year than any other band, they were defeated by New Shields on June 20. On June 27, Glim Dropper— last year’s Wild Card band that made it to finals—beat Evangelina & The Boys. The winners, who are releasing a CD this fall, were new to the Wilmington scene last year. “That made this year all the more special to us, because so many new friends that we’ve made since we started playing music in Wilmington showed up to support us,” says Glim Dropper vocalist and bassist Dan Kauffman. “We cannot stress enough what a unique and welcoming community Wilmington is for musicians.” Judges’ scores were close, but fan support secured Old Baltimore Speedway’s victory over Sylvan Wolfe on July 11. “What’s great about this competition,” says Adam Beck of OBS, “it brings together the bands and fans to discover each other’s music. To help build the scene. To keep it alive.” Universal Funk Order won July 18, beating Xtra Alltra by the slight margin of five points. This month, the six semi-finalists will face off two per night at the Logan House on three consecutive Thursdays: New Shields (9 p.m.) vs. Glim Dropper (10:30 p.m.) on Aug. 1, James Hearne (9 p.m.) vs. Old Baltimore Speedway (10:30 p.m.) on Aug. 8, and Kind of Creatures (9 p.m.) vs. Universal Funk Order (10:30 p.m.) on Aug 15. The final showdown will be at the baby grand on Saturday, Sept. 7.

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was certainly one of them in Whatever Works, but a new level of aggravation can be found with the title character in Blue Jasmine. Cate Blanchett plays a way-downon-her-luck former socialite reduced to staying on her blue-collar sister’s sofa bed while she tries to find her feet, both economically and emotionally. But Jasmine French, prosaically born Jeannette, is such an unrelentingly selfish, callous and deluded character that the audience struggles to sympathize with her plight. A pill-popping, booze-swilling depressive (hence the blue of the title), Jasmine seems incapable of genuine connection with other humans. She is enthralled by the shallow, consumerist life she no longer can enjoy and blind to her self-inflicted wounds. Blanchett has always been an accomplished and compelling performer, but even her skills can’t create any

lasting rapport between the viewer and this vacuous character. The result is occasionally funny in an awkward sort of way, but is more often just dismaying for the audience to be forced to spend so much time focused on a character unworthy of that attention. The rest of Allen’s cast – Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Sarsgaard and a surprising Andrew Dice Clay – are solid, but their characters are just broadly-drawn devices to evoke particular interactions with Blanchett’s Jasmine. In typical Allen fashion, the script is literate and brisk, and there are some visual dynamics contrasting Jasmine’s swanky past (revealed through flashbacks) with her low-rent present. But Allen has always been a no-frills director, so absent an appealing central character with an interesting story, there is little else to recommend this strange, off-putting film. By contrast, Spanish director Pedro Almodovar’s new movie, I’m So Excited! (Los Amantes Pasanjeros), is awash in color and energy…and sex. Anyone seeing this film based on recent Almodovar’s work – Volver, Talk to Her, All About My Mother – will likely be taken aback by this campy, lascivious throwback to Almodovar’s early work, such as Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Labyrinth of Passion. It’s a raucous, entertaining break from a summer of big explosions and tense conflicts. ► AUGUST 2013 | OutAndAbOutNow.com

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This raucous comedy features a hapless Cleveland Indians team with a conniving new owner who deliberately stacks the roster with losers and hacks to break her iron-clad lease. The team of misfits rallies to win to spite her. A cast of all-stars (Tom Berenger, Wesley Snipes, Rene Russo) commit whole-heartedly to the nonsense. Charlie Sheen plays an unpredictable pitcher presciently nicknamed “Wild Thing.”

Eight Men Out (1988) A Who’s Who of Hollywood character actors—John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, John Mahoney, David Strathairn and Charlie Sheen—evoke the story of the 1919 Chicago White Sox who accepted bribes to throw the World Series. Cusack as Buck Weaver and D.B. Sweeney as Shoeless Joe Jackson shine in director John Sayles’ elegiac film.

Bad News Bears (1976) Walter Matthau plays a down-on-his-luck former ball player resigned to coaching a no-talent Little League team. Representing the team’s best chance of avenging their loss to their nemesis is a pitching phenom whose only drawback is that she is a girl (Tatum O’Neal). The chemistry between the veteran and rookie actors redeems a predictable story arc that should be more dated than it is.

Field of Dreams (1989) Shoeless Joe Jackson—this time in the form of Ray Liotta—shows up again in this baseball-themed fable of redemption and reconciliation. Kevin Costner plays Ray Kinsella, an Iowa farmer who hears voices in his cornfield that lead him on a quest to build a baseball diamond fit for the eternal. Also starring James Earl Jones, Amy Madigan and the stately Burt Lancaster. The script has more corn than Ray’s field, but somehow the film captures the hearts of viewers—if they can “go the distance.”

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August 2013 volume 5, issue 2

4 Cover Story

Painting—And Healing How a team from the Creative Vision Factory produced the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard mural is as inspiring as the work of art itself.

7 The Arts

Bringing Legends to Town Through a partnership with Diamond State Blues Society, Wilmington has become a destination for blues giants every August.

10 On the Riverfront August is Sizzling From baseball to concerts to August Quarterly, this month is red-hot on the Riverfront.

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AUGUST 2013

MUSIC

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

FOOD & DRINK

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FRI, AUGUST 2 - SUN, AUGUST 4

NOW - SAT, AUGUST 24

Water's Extreme Journey

Winterthur Farmstand

Riverfront Blues Festival

Forever Plaid

Delaware Museum of Natural History 4840 Kennett Pike • 302.658.9111 bitly.com/15fvmnm

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library 5105 Kennett Pike • 800.448.3883 bitly.com/1aHASG1

Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park 80 Rosa Parks Drive • 302.425.4890 bitly.com/13FQEeV

New Candlelight Theatre 2208 Millers Rd. • 302.475.2313 bitly.com/1aHAQ0Z

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 5:30PM-9PM

SAT, AUGUST 3, 11AM-1AM

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 7:30PM

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2PM

Hot Jam 2013

Sommerkonzert: Youth Chamber Orchestra of Fulda, Germany

Sun. Summer Concert Series: Ron Cole & the Jazzmobiles

ALIVE

Chris White Gallery at Shipley Artist Lofts 701 Shipley Street • 302.932.0738 bitly.com/15fvmDG

benefitting School of Rock 484 Century Blvd. • 302.656.ROCK bitly.com/1aHAQ12

St. Helena Parish • 602 Philadelphia Pike 302.764.0325 • bitly.com/15fvp2x

H. Fletcher Brown Park 14th & Market Streets • 302.576.3810 bitly.com/1aHASGf

MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 8PM

WED, 5-8PM THRU AUGUST 28

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 12-10PM

THUR, AUG 15 & FRI, AUG 16, 8PM

Justin Hayward (Of The Moody Blues)

Bike and Hike

Rockabilly Rumble

Hagley Museum and Library 200 Hagley Rd. • 302.658.2400 bitly.com/15fvmDI

World Cafe Live at the Queen 500 North Market Street • 302.994.1400 bitly.com/15fvmDK

Lisa Lampanelli-Skinny Bitch: NOT A Stand-Up Comedy Baby Grand • 818 N. Market Street 302.658.7897 • bitly.com/1aHAQhk

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 8PM

SAT, AUGUST 24, 10AM-4PM

TUES, AUGUST 27, 7PM

Back to the Future: Under the Stars Rooftop Movie

World Cafe Live at the Queen 500 North Market Street • 302.994.1400 bit.ly/19Vx1zv

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 6PM

Doggy Days of Summer

TOTO

Annual Pawpaw Folk Fest

Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590 bitly.com/13FQGn8

The Grand Opera House 818 N Market Street • 302.658.7897 bitly.com/1aHASWy

Blue Ball Barn 1914 West Park Drive • 302.577.1164 bitly.com/19Vx1PU

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Art on the Town

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13TH

Various Locations Buses leave 5:45pm from the DCCA, making the last return at approx. 8:30pm 302.576.2135 • 200 S. Madison Street

Tristan Prettyman

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Aniya • World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

The Goonies

ShopRite Rooftop 501 S. Walnut Street • 302.225.6900

ALIVE Afterparty w/ Sylvan Wolfe Nomad Bar 905 N. Orange St. • 302.655.8800

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14TH

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3RD

Jayme Stone

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Bank of America’s Museums on Us Delaware Museum of Natural History 4840 Kennett Pike • 302.658.9111

• Jeffrey Long & Kevin Bielicki’s Connections and Investigations August 2 - August 31 302.658.6262 • 1810 N. DuPont St.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15TH

Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing & Aug 10 • Alapocas Run State Park

The Splashing Pearls Live at the Cool Springs Farmers Market

1914 West Park Drive • 302.577.1164

Delaware Children’s Museum

10th & Van Buren Streets • 302.658.4171 x18

Bluegrass Jams 1-5pm every Saturday

• Playing with the Phillies Aug 2 - Aug 31 302.654.2340 • 550 Justison Street

KISS Jam 11

Woodside Farm Creamery 1310 Little Baltimore Rd. • 302.239.9847

Delaware Museum of Natural History

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Universal Funk Order

• Delaware Photographic Society’s “Hydro-Inspired” Exhibit thru Sept 2 302.658.9111 • 4840 Kennett Pike

Blazing Hot Thurs: Brixton Saint

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Splintered Sunlight • WCL at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

The Station Gallery

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17TH Fireworks Nights w/ the Wilmington

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4TH

Blue Rocks & Aug 31 • Frawley Stadium 801 Shipyard Drive • 302.777.5772

Steamin' Days

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1ST

Marshall Steam Museum 3000 Creek Road • 302.239.2385

Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience thru Jan 4

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20 TH Gremlins

Summer Concert Series 6:30pm every

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library 5105 Kennett Pike • 800.448.3883

ShopRite Rooftop 501 S. Walnut Street • 302.225.6900

Thursday & Sunday thru August 25 • Bellevue State Park • 800 Carr Road • 302.761.6963

Hot Breakfast!

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World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Summer Concert Series 6:30pm every Monday thru August 12 • Rockford Tower Tower Drive • 302.222.7436

Let’s Dance daily thru Aug 8

Delaware Children's Museum 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590

Delaware Center For Horticulture

Delaware Children's Museum 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

Holly Williams

Art is Tasty • Delaware Art Museum

• 2013 Members’ Juried Group Exhibition: Broad Spectrum thru Oct 6 • Erin Endicott’s Healing Sutras

DCM Gym daily thru Aug 31

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

• Summer Group Show thru August 31 302.654.8638 • 3922 Kennett Pike

KISS Idol

Glory of Stories 10:30am every Friday

• Recognition: Artists of the Delaware Foundation for Visual Arts July 21 - October 14 • Imagined Places: The Art of Alexi Natchev thru August 4 • French Twist: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray thru September 15 302.571.9590 • 2301 Kentmere Pkwy

thru August 4 • School 33 Art Center (group exhibition) From Joy to Terror thru October 20 • Wei-Tu Chen's Monocartoon thru September 5 302.656.6466 • 200 South Madison Street

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program 10am-3pm thru Aug 27 Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library 5105 Kennett Pike • 800.448.3883

Delaware Children's Museum 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

G. Calvin Weston’s Treasures of the

Spirit • WCL at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

$19.13 Lunch Menu thru Aug 31 Green Room at the Hotel du Pont 11th & Market Streets • 302.594.3154

Children’s Book Readings

Centennial Afternoon Tea 3pm daily Green Room at the Hotel du Pont 11th & Market Streets • 302.594.3154

Delaware Avenue Farmers Market

$5 Fridays After 5pm every Friday

Flight Club every Tuesday 5:30-7:30

Chelsea Tavern • 821 N. Market Street

Elvis Cruise benefitting Children Are People Too • Riverboat Queen - Wilm. Riverfront 700 Justison Street • 302.444.7624

Buckwheat Zydeco

Wilmington Burger Battle

Woodside Farm Creamery 1310 Little Baltimore Rd. • 302.239.9847

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Big Skull Live at the Cool Springs Farmers Market • 10th & Van Buren Summer Concert Series 6:30pm every

Thursday & Sunday thru August 25 • Bellevue State Park • 800 Carr Road • 302.761.6963

Twin Lakes Brewery 4210 Kennett Pike • 302.658.1826

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25TH

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

ShopRite Rooftop 501 S. Walnut Street • 302.225.6900

Sunday Studio Series • Delaware Art Museum • 2301 Kentmere Pkwy • 302.571.9590

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8TH

Musikarmageddon 2013 Thurs thru Aug 15 Kelly’s Logan House • 302.652.9493

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27TH

Ballroom Thieves Live at the Cool Springs Farmers Market

Beta Hi-Fi Emerging Music Fest

thru Aug 31 World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

10th & Van Buren Streets • 302.658.4171 x18

Citizen Cope • WCL at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Blazing Hot Thurs: Nancy Micciulla

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29 TH

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Blazing Hot Thursdays: Sin City World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Victoria The Splashing Spaeth Pearls Live at Live theatCool the Cool Springs Springs Farmers Farmers Market Market

Steve Kimock Feat. Bernie Worrell

10th & Van Buren Streets • 302.658.4171 x18

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2 ND Downtown Wilmington Farmers Market 10am-2pm Wednesdays

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24TH

every Tuesday 4-7:30pm • 1727 Delaware Ave.

Delaware Children's Museum 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

Streets • 302.658.4171 x18

The Machine performs Pink Floyd

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 TH

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9 TH

Rodney Square • 10th & Market Streets

Clay Date• Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Pkwy • 302.571.9590

Best Kept Soul • WCL at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

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Michael Kalmbach, CVF executive director

Painting–And Healing How a team from the Creative Vision Factory produced the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard mural is as inspiring as the work of art itself By Larry Nagengast Photos by Joe del Tufo 4 . Cover Package

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cross the street from the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard, on the wall of a former warehouse once marred by graffiti, a new mural tells the story of Wilmington’s Seventh Street Peninsula, from the landing of the Swedes on the original Kalmar Nyckel in 1638 through the construction of the replica of the iconic tall ship that makes its home there today. The mural, some 20 feet high and more than 200 feet long, offers glimpses of remarkable stories—the legacy of Swedish and Dutch settlers, the Lenni Lenape tribe, the Underground Railroad, the city’s prominence in shipbuilding and manufacturing railroad cars, and the days when traveling to New Jersey required taking a ferry, not crossing a bridge. “These are inspiring stories, stories that aren’t all well-known,” says Samuel Heed, director of education for the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, which acquired the warehouse late last year and commissioned the $22,000 mural shortly thereafter. Equally inspiring is the story of how the mural came to be, the work of a fledgling art center called the Creative Vision Factory, whose role is to help individuals with mental health problems and recovering alcohol and substance abusers regain the social and work skills required to be productive members of the community. The 10-member team, all enrolled in the Creative Vision Factory (CVF) program, plus three designers and a handful of volunteers, spent six weeks working on the mural, wrapping up their work in late June. “It brought the people together and it was a cool way to get to know the neighborhood,” says designer Anne Yoncha, a Brandywine High School and University of Delaware graduate who also has volunteered with Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program. “The act of painting the mural created the gratification, the vindication of their labor. That’s really important for someone who is working, and in recovery — having that encouragement, that daily pat on the back,” says Michael Kalmbach, 33, CVF executive director and himself a recovering addict who has been clean for 11 years.

CVF, established two years ago as part of the state’s agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to improve the number of programs for Delawareans with mental illnesses, is an “open art studio,” an unstructured drop-in program where the mentally ill, substance abusers, the homeless — actually anyone at all — can walk in, have a free cup of coffee, learn about art, develop their skills, and enjoy a welcoming environment. “A place like Creative Vision Factory is almost an alternative treatment,” says Rosanne Faust, an assistant director at the state Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. “It’s great for people who don’t respond to the normal treatment by social workers.” “I don’t know why, but art is attractive to many people who have mental conditions,” says Kevin Ann Huckshorn, the division director. At CVF, there are no real rules, no attendance requirements, no curriculum that participants are required to complete, Kalmbach says. “It’s open to anybody who wants to use it whenever they want to use it.” And that’s what has made the program attractive enough to have 214 members as of early July, with about 20 people dropping in daily and perhaps 50 showing up at least twice a week, he says. Artistic people like the freedom the program offers, he says, and mentions a former teacher who had been routed into an art therapy rehabilitation program after suffering a stroke and being diagnosed with depression. In that program, the woman was directed to work on specific projects for limited periods of time, but could never concentrate on what she enjoyed. “When she comes here, she gets to work on her landscapes, on her paintings,” Kalmbach says. “At the other place, she felt that she was treated like a child.” In a program like CVF, Huckshorn says, “you’re building trust, you’re building communication, you’re building friendship. The community’s not scary.” With 33 members having participated in a dozen exhibitions in the studio at 617 Shipley St. in the past year, CVF success stories are numerous. ►

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One of the best is artist Knicoma Frederick, who a couple of years ago was showing his work “in barber shops and at the McDonald’s on Fourth Street,” Kalmbach says. Frederick recently received a $3,000 emerging artist award from the state Division of the Arts, and sold four pieces for a total of $1,050 at the Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia. He will participate this fall in a show at the Biggs Museum in Dover and will have a solo exhibition in February in the Carvel State Office Building in Wilmington. “Knicoma is the most prolific artist that I’ve ever been around,” Kalmbach says. “He completed 12 books last year, each containing over 110 original drawings. He’s a machine.” Then there’s William Slowik, 50, a painter, sculptor and former teacher who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and has battled mental illness for more than 30 years. He now serves as director of education at CVF, guiding program participants with their projects and helping them build their portfolios. He played a key role in the mural project, serving as a foreman, organizing the painters and guiding their work. “With mental illness, people are fearful of being examined and analyzed within a work setting,” Slowik says. “Here, all the people have some sort of problem, so that is never an issue. It seems like it is a perfect fit for me.” As he tries to help others rebuild their lives, Slowik is rebuilding his own. With Kalmbach’s encouragement, he recently applied successfully for admission to Shipley Lofts, whose units provide artists with a combination of living and studio space. Former marathon runner Michael Solomon, 47, was homeless and suffering from depression and anxiety a year and a half ago when he learned about CVF. After doing some sketches for Kalmbach, he left to take a volunteer position at a homeless shelter in St. Louis, something that would provide a roof over his head. When Kalmbach called and told him about the Kalmar Nyckel mural project, he happily returned to Wilmington. “Mike said he had something big for me, but I didn’t think it was anything big like this,” he says, extending his arms as he looks at the mural. Kalmbach, Solomon says, “has helped me become more independent, become a more productive member of society… and make some history, too.” Solomon is selling some of his paintings now, getting $250 for one, he says with pride. Asked what kind of art he does, he defers to his mentor. “It’s kind of representational expressionist,” Kalmbach says. “Representational expressionist,” Solomon repeats, the words rolling off his tongue. “I’ll never remember that.” Guiding CVF comes naturally to Kalmbach, whose early exposure to addictions included being a 7-year-old passenger when his mother crashed her car while driving under the influence. His familiarity with both abuse and recovery couldn’t prevent his own fall, and he wound up in rehab during his senior year in college. Brought up in the spirit of Alcoholics

Anonymous, whose members don’t speak publicly of their condition, Kalmbach is slowly coming around to talking about his past, as those with mental illness have long been encouraged to do. Alcohol and drugs, “anything that was available,” brought him down, and his mother’s stern message—“Get your ass back to school. If you spend your time in the library and in class, you’re not going to see those people”— helped bring him back up. Huckshorn and Faust, the mental health professionals, are pleased with CVF’s progress and expect its successes to continue while it receives state funds for two more years and seeks grants to become a free-standing nonprofit organization.

“The act of painting the mural created the gratification, the vindication of their labor. That’s really important for someone who is working, and in recovery.” — Michael Kalmbach, CVF executive director “They are a very visible part of the city,” Faust says. Projects like the Kalmar Nyckel mural, Huckshorn adds, “are the icing on the cake.” Kalmbach has more of the same in mind. He’s scouting walls downtown and in West Center City, looking for future mural sites. And it doesn’t have to be something as elaborate as a mural, he adds, noting that just painting the exterior of aging buildings freshens up a neighborhood and puts people to work. “Work is a great addiction to have,” Kalmbach says. “When you get people making something, there’s less time for them to be doing something else.” The Kalmar Nyckel Mural Team The Creative Vision Factory’s mural crew includes three designers, Anne Yoncha, Kevin Scott and Carl Bailey, and two foremen, Michael Solomon and William Slowik. The painters are Ken Carley, Scott Elliott, Kelly Lolley, Garrett Wadsworth, Joshua James, Charles Lloyd, Eric Carpenter and Neaka Hargrove. Most are “mental health consumers,” says Kalmbach, CVF executive director. Five volunteers also helped out: David Heitur, Jessi Taylor, Eunice LaFate, Jeff Long and Harry Long.

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ooking for one of the best blues festivals on the East Coast? Then you’re in luck. From Aug. 2-4, the Wilmington Riverfront will be the site of the 16th annual Riverfront Blues Festival. “The location, the hotels, the after parties,” says Gene Fontana, director of the Diamond State Blues Society (DSBS), “it’s all right there. People can’t stop talking about it.” Twenty blues bands will perform on two stages throughout the three-day fest. Food and drink will be available, and there will be two big after parties open to the public. Formed in 1997 to support and preserve blues music, the DSBS holds events and concerts year-round. Earlier this summer, the DSBS held the second annual blues festival in St. George’s. Fontana says concertgoers view the St. George’s festival as a warm-up for the Riverfront event, anticipating more people, bands and excitement. Last year, Fontana was worried that Wilmington’s new administration could bring budget cuts that would end the festival. Fortunately, he says, that wasn’t the case. “It didn’t affect us at all. They want to keep everything the way it’s been and we’re rolling forward as a team.” For the DSBS, choosing the festival lineup is of the utmost importance each year. Fontana says he looks for bands that will attract large crowds, that repeatedly perform well, and ­— if possible ­— are legendary. He discovered this year’s Saturday night headliner — Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers Reunion Band ­— on the annual Legendary

Rhythm and Blues Cruise, which happens every February and October in different locations. “I saw them and thought, ‘Wow, with all their former members there, I’ve got to get this together,’” says Fontana. The band started with only Piazza in the mid-1960s when the blues were making a comeback. Then he met his wife, Honey, who is the pianist, and the Mighty Flyers Reunion Band was formed. Piazza & The Mighty Flyers have been performing for more than 40 years and are recognized as one of the best and most distinctive blues bands. Other standout performances will include Friday’s headliner, The James Cotton Band, which recently released a new album, and Sunday’s headliner, Elvin Bishop. This year’s after-parties will be held at the Sheraton Suites Wilmington Ballroom starting at 10:30 on Friday and Saturday nights. Li’l Ronnie and the Grand Dukes and Doña Oxford will host the late-night festivities, which will include live music from that day’s lineup. “All the artists come together and they jam,” says Fontana. “To witness it is really a treat.” Tickets are available at riverfrontbluesfest.com in a three-day package for $50, and as individual day passes for $20 on Friday and $25 on Saturday and Sunday. Ticket prices at the gate increase by $5. Additional information can be found at diamondstateblues.com.

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AUGUST

RIVERFRONT EVENTS

Shipyard Summer Concert featuring Karen Rodriguez Latin Jazz Ensemble August 1, 7:00 pm riverfrontwilm.com Dravo Plaza Riverfront Blues Festival August 2, 5:00 pm The Riverfront Blues Festival is a 3 day, outdoor music festival held on the Wilmington Riverfront. riverfrontbluefest.com Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park Introductory Nature Photography I August 3, 10:00 am Learn the fundamentals of nature photography including the basic functions of digital cameras and photo composition. Bring your own camera or use one of ours. Session includes classroom instruction as well as practical application in the Refuge Capture photos of DEEC’s diverse visitors including Great Blue Herons, Ospreys, and turtles. End with a review and discussion of photos taken during the session. duponteec.org DuPont Environmental Education Center Riverfront Blues Festival August 3-4, 11:00 am riverfrontbluefest.com Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park KK’s 5K Run/Walk August 5, 7:30 am Registration begins at 7:30am races2run.com Dravo Plaza Don’t Just Stand There 5K August 7, 5:00 pm 5pm registration/6:30pm race races2run.com Dravo Plaza Nature’s Rainbow of Color August 8, 10:00 am Discover the colors of the rainbow hidden around the marsh in plain sight! Find red-winged blackbirds, golden tick-seed sunflowers, and cabbage white butterflies to win a treat. Create a colorful, seedy snack for both you and marsh animals to enjoy. duponteec.org DuPont Environmental Education Center Shipyard Summer Concert featuring Sean Reilly August 8, 7:00 pm riverfrontwilm.com Dravo Plaza 10

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Parents Night Out August 9, 6:30 pm Set mom and dad loose to have dinner along Wilmington’s Riverfront while you stay at DEEC and have all the fun with games, a scavenger hunt and an evening hike. Dinner provided. Parents receive a coupon for Timothy’s Riverfront Grill. duponteec,org DuPont Environmental Education Center Kayaking the River and Marsh August 10, 1:30 pm Kayak along the Christina River and through the marshes’ winding channels in search of wildlife including Great Blue Herons and American Beaver. No experience necessary and equipment provided. duponteec.org DuPont Environmental Education Center Shipyard Summer Concert featuring the Barbone Street Band August 15, 7:00 pm riverfrontwilm.com Dravo Plaza Introductory Nature Photography II August 17, 10:00 am This course is more in-depth than Nature Photography I and will cover DLSR camera settings, functions such as f-stops and exposure and geared towards allowing participants to use settings beyond Auto. Session includes classroom instruction as well as practical application in the refuge. Capture subjects such as herons, hawks and reptiles. End with a review and discussion of photos taken during the session. duponteec,org DuPont Environmental Education Center $2 Night at Delaware Children’s Museum August 21, 5:00 pm Visit the Museum in the evening hours for just $2 per person. Enjoy all the hands-on exhibits together, discover your inner engineer at the “DCM Block Party,” and join us in the Delaware College Investment Plan Studio D gallery where you can “bake” with pom-poms. At 6pm, join us for “Science About the Stories” as we read Eric Carle’s book, The Tiny Seed, about a traveling seed that eventually grows into a beautiful flower. Following the story, kids can explore seeds in different activity learning stations! “Science About the Stories” is funded, in part, by The PNC Foundation. delawarechildrensmuseum.org Delaware Children’s Museum Canoeing by Moonlight (Ages 8+) August 21, 6:30 pm The tide is right and the moon is full, so explore the marsh by moonlight! Leave DEEC in the daylight and paddle through the marsh to find animals active at dusk. Enjoy the sunset from a remote, seldom visited section of the refuge and return to DEEC by the light of the full moon. duponteec.org DuPont Environmental Education Center

Shipyard Summer Concert featuring Elizabeth Knecht August 22, 7:00 pm riverfrontwilm.com Dravo Plaza August Quarterly August 24, 12:00 pm Parade, Youth Cultural Day, citywide Sunday Service, Gospel Explosion and afternoon festival celebrating religious freedom since 1814. Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park August Quarterly August 25, 12:00 pm Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park Shipyard Summer Concert featuring Urband Legend August 29, 7:00 pm riverfrontwilm.com Dravo Plaza

ONGOING EVENTS Family Nights on the River Taxi Tuesdays and Thursdays Bring the kids for ice cream on the river taxi! Board at the Dravo Dock near the Shipyard to enjoy a ride on the river. You’ll also receive a coupon for Molly’s Ice Cream + Deli after your ride. Reserve your spot today! 302-425-4890 x 109 CRAFT BEER FRIDAYS ON THE RIVER TAXI Fridays Through August - 7pm Enjoy a craft beer tasting on the Christina River. Perfect for happy hour or an afterdinner drink! Reservations are required. Must be 21 years of age or older. $15 per person. Reserve your spot today! 302-425-4890 x 109 Wednesdays on the Water Enjoy a wine tasting on the river! Board at the Dravo Dock near the Shipyard for a one-hour cruise with hand selected wines. This unique outing is perfect for happy hour or an after-dinner drink! Must be 21 or older. Reserve your spot today! 302-425-4890 x 109 Riverboat Queen Crab Cruises Thursdays and Fridays Come see us for a unique experience right here on the Wilmington Riverfront. All you can eat Crab Cruises on the Riverboat Queen! Reservations are required and space will be limited reserve your spot now! RiverboatQueen.com

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Every month we highlight a few happenings in the City. Our favorites for August: Riverfront Blues Festival at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park, Friday, Aug. 2, through Sunday, Aug. 4 Save these dates! The event will feature The James Cotton Band, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, and Elvin Bishop, with many more acts throughout the weekend. More information: ci.wilmington.de.us. Rockabilly Rumble presented by Gable Music Ventures and World Cafe Live at the Queen, Sunday Aug. 11 Rockabilly Rumble is Gable Music Ventures and World Cafe Live at the Queen’s first collaborative music festival on Market Street. The rain-or-shine event will offer fun for the whole family, including food trucks, delicious barbecue, local clothing, vinyl records and a beer garden. Swing and roots music will lead into late-night burlesque and more! More information: queentickets.worldcafelive.com. Doggy Days of Summer at Delaware Art Museum, Friday, Aug. 16 In partnership with the Delaware Humane Association, this poochinspired event includes doggy portraits by animal artist and caricaturist Sam Mylin in the Copeland Sculpture Garden at the Delaware Art Museum. Treats will be available for all our four-legged friends and drinks for their owners. Rain/heat date: Aug. 23. More information: inwilmingtonde.com.

TOTO at the Grand Opera House, Friday, Aug. 16 Grammy Award-winning band TOTO has been setting standards in the music industry for decades, and 2013 will mark the 35th anniversary of their eponymous debut album. Since forming in Los Angeles in 1977, the band has had a legendary career that includes17 albums and sales totaling more than 35 million copies worldwide. They have recorded numerous chart-topping hits, including “Africa,” “Hold The Line,” “Rosanna,” “I Won’t Hold You Back” and “I’ll Be Over You.” More information: thegrandwilmington.org. Beta hi-fi Emerging Music Festival 2013 presented by World Cafe Live at the Queen, Tuesday, Aug. 27, through Saturday, Aug. 31 Join us at World Cafe Live at the Queen for a free weeklong music festival featuring some of the Wilmington region’s cream of the crop. With more than 25 performances throughout the week, beta hi-fi serves as a showcase for industry professionals and for fans looking to discover new artists. Saturday night’s show will feature the week’s best performers chosen by a panel of expert judges. More information: queentickets.worldcafelive.com. — Barb Bullock

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Out & About Magazine -- August 2013  

Since 1988, Out & About has informed our audience of entertainment options in Greater Wilmington through a monthly variety magazine. Today,...